Thursday, November 20, 2014

History of Internet domains

Is this gonna be huge in Quebec?
There must be a dedicated market for this one among all the new top-level domains becoming available.

The Parti Quebecois is already, natch -- would be awkward! -- but one can imagine a change there pretty quickly. And surely a lot of much less political institutions will be happy enough to move away from or to  At one time unles you could demonstrate "national" significance, you had to take, or, or whatever.That died quite a while ago, about the time CIRA, the agency that handles this, got serious about marketing domain names.

I wrote a little a few years ago on the history of And I kinda like Apparently no one is offering dot.Alberta yet. It remains notable that is almost the only national domain in the world with almost no takeup. World wide web, meet Planet America.

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